(Watched due to losing the 2017 Summer Movie Wager. Listen to WE BOUGHT A MIC Commentary Track: calderonernest.com/podcasts/wbam-bright/)
Dumb fun. Solid jokes all round. Tons of legit laugh-out-loud moments. The characters are caricatures with slight hints of depth, but the film may actually have something to say about the taboos of sex and female freedom/independence/agency/etc.
Not a great movie, but certainly not the trash fire the trailers made it seem. And John Cena is outstanding.
This was stressful as hell. John Krasinski pulls heavily from the Hitchcock handbook to build suspense, not relying on cheap jump scares. I would have loved to have had a completely silent audience, but that's just a rare luxury these days. People are still gonna look at their damn phones, and make hushed comments to their friends. I did appreciate the one girl in the theater who aggressively shushed a loud asshole twice. I think Krasinski crafted a film that…
I may be the only person that likes the Hulk/Black Widow romance, even though the dialogue is clunky (is Natasha really right to view herself as a monster because she can't have children?)
Also I love Jeremy Renner in this, from talking about remodeling his farmhouse, to encouraging Wanda to fight:
"The city is FLYING. We're fighting an army of robots, and I have a bow and arrow. None of this makes sense."
The themes of trust and teamwork leaned…